Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 22, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Presidents) for Monday, November 22, 2021 (Season 38, Game 51):

He won an election in which he & his Democratic opponent were from Ohio & both were wealthy newspaper publishers

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Mack Hayden, a copywriter from Irvine, California
Mack Hayden on Jeopardy!
Heidi Stumb, a freelancer from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Heidi Stumb on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (3-day total: $110,200)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amy Schneider has had one of the most successful first three games, in terms of money won, in the history of the show. Winning Game #4 today will undoubtedly cement her Tournament of Champions chances.

On her Twitter account, Amy has very openly said that she is transgender. One thing that I can say right now is that there are people throughout the United States and Canada who are watching these episodes, and realizing that not only is there someone who is like them on their televisions, but also that it is a positive representation of a successful trans person. And maybe, for some of those viewers, it might hopefully let them see that there could be a positive outcome for them. If Amy keeps winning, this effect will hopefully snowball.

Sadly, there is also going to be a concerted effort by people on social media every step of the way who will attempt to dehumanize Amy. Unfortunately, the side effect of Jeopardy! appealing to a wide range of people is that the show also appeals to a range of people who are afraid of anybody who is not like them. It is certainly my hope that some of these people, who might otherwise hate or fear out of ignorance, might have their opinions changed about trans people because of this positive representation.

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Correct response: Who is Warren G. Harding?

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The two major party candidates in the 1920 U.S. Presidential election were Republican Warren G. Harding, who came to prominence as the editor of The Marion Star prior to his political career, and James M. Cox, who came to prominence as the editor of the Dayton Daily News. Cox’s name lives on as the name behind Cox Enterprises, probably best known to viewers in many parts of the country as a provider of telecommunications services, through its subsidiary Cox Communications. Harding won the election in a landslide, taking over 60% of the nationwide popular vote and carrying 37 states.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Amy $35,400
Mack $11,600
Heidi -$800

Tonight’s results:
Heidi -$800 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Mack $11,600 + $11,599 = $23,199 (Who is Harding?)
Amy $35,400 + $10,000 = $45,400 (Who is Harding?) (4-day total: $155,600)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 22, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $11,600
Mack $5,200
Heidi $400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WHICH ENGLISH MONARCH? $600 (clue #18)
Amy 5400 +2400 (Heidi 0 Mack 2800)
2) HISTORICAL FICTION $1600 (clue #4)
Mack 7200 +3600 (Amy 10800 Heidi 400)
3) YOUR DESTINATION AWAITS $1600 (clue #19, $14000 left on board)
Amy 20000 +5000 (Heidi -800 Mack 11600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 119

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.08 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Amy $30,200 Coryat, 37 correct, 1 incorrect, 57.89% in first on buzzer (33/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mack $9,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Heidi -$800 Coryat, 3 correct, 2 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,000
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
123 correct, 4 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
48.25% in first on buzzer (110/228)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,400)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,400

Heidi Stumb, career statistics:
3 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$800

Mack Hayden, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600

Amy Schneider, to win:
5 games: 85.362%
6: 72.866%
7: 62.199%
8: 53.094%
9: 45.322%
Avg. streak: 9.831 games.

Today’s interviews:
Mack had an English bulldog named Art Vandelay; his previous dog was named George Constanza.
Heidi met Douglas Adams at a book signing.
Amy had a brother-in-law who won 3 games on the show a few years ago.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thanks to Mark Barrett for his assistance with today’s information.
  • Amy becomes the 10th player to win at least $125,000 over their first four victories on the show. Only James Holzhauer ($244,365) and Roger Craig ($166,801) have won more money over four victories.
  • Including pre-doubled dollar values, $45,400 is the 106th-best single-day regular-play score in the show’s history.
  • $30,200 is tied for the 83rd-best single-game Coryat score on the show.
  • The last time we had consecutive games with only 2 players in Final Jeopardy: November 5-6, 2018.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 22, 2021"

  1. I once randomly decided to check out a biography of Warren G Harding from the library, and read it, and it looks like it’s paying off at last.

  2. Marty Cunningham | November 22, 2021 at 1:22 pm |

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Andy. A person’s private or personal beliefs should not reflect on whether they can answer questions on Egyptian history, or some other category on a game show. I have always made it one of my mantras for the show to “know what you don’t know”, and this includes doing research on things that do not normally fall in my sphere of knowledge, but this can also apply to trends and lifestyles and cultures that I may not be familiar with. It has been said that we fear what we do not know, so the best way to overcome that fear is to try to learn more about the subject, which sometimes involves getting to know other people as well, whether or not we totally we agree with their opinions or choices.

  3. Brings to mind Malcolm Gladwell’s naming the “Warren Harding Effect.” Classic example of people voting for someone based on looks (“He looked and sounded presidential.”) I fear we’re still making that mistake over and over in our elections. Too many voters are still picking candidates as if we’re back in High School voting on the Homecoming King and Queen.

  4. Debbie Stover | November 22, 2021 at 2:11 pm |

    Excellent remarks, Andy.

  5. Amy talks about her feelings during a specific show that already aired. So far, the tweets I’ve seen have gotten all positive comments.

  6. Another great game for amy today! 150000 dollars is the same amount that Andrew and Sam won in their previous runs, but I do think Amy can surpass their 5 game record dollar wins tomorrow. She has cemented herself in the tournament of champions since Courtney Shah from last year. Warren Harding had a biography which details a lot of things about his life.

  7. I noticed one contestant only rang in on 5 questions. Has there ever been a contestant who did not ring in at all…or maybe just once or twice?

  8. Excellent pregame thoughts, Andy

  9. When I heard Mack’s name announced, I immediately thought that he had the same name (different spelling) as the Mac Haydn Theatre in Chatham, NY, which is a popular performance venue south of Albany.

  10. David John Craven | November 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm |

    We are having a run of amazing players in a short span. What happens if two players are negative going into final jeapordy? Do they even ask the question? Amy, the latest contestant, is quite good and I could see her forcing both opponents into the zero range.

    • I’ve seen episodes where two players were negative and did not participate in FJ. The FJ round was still played even though there was only one player.

      • Were their negative totals compared to determine second and third place or did they “tie for second place” and each get $2,000 or “tie for last” and each get $1,000?

  11. I love that Amy plays mostly “traditional” way (staying the same category, top to bottom) and still scores so high. Will be interesting to see her compete against non-traditional players.

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